Showko Comedy

about

Showko Showfukutei

Showko is arguably the world’s quirkiest and most original ventriloquist. Her combination of standup, ventriloquism, and Japanese comedy is hugely entertaining and wonderfully offbeat. She is Melbourne based and performing worldwide. 

Armed with a sharp wit, a keen sense of kookiness and an adorable collection of hand-made puppets (including Ninja Ken and Sushi Master) it’s no wonder Showko was a finalist on Australia’s Got Talent and has her own special on Amazon Prime Video (US & UK). 

Showko performs Rakugo as well (Japanese traditional ‘sit down’ comedy). She is a member of the Kamigata Rakugo Association, and is the only fully trained professional Rakugo performer currently living outside Japan. 

Showko is also an actor and trained at the Actor’s Lab Melbourne (Lee Strasberg ‘Method’ from The Actors Studio, New York)

笑福亭笑子(しょうふくてい しょうこ)
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神戸市出身
上方落語協会所属

 2004年 笑福亭鶴笑入門。メルボルンを拠点に活動。落語家修行は異例のロンドンにて。
 ロンドンでは4年間、落語の修行のみならず腹話術でコメディークラブに出演するなど芸を磨く。その後、大阪で改めて落語、厳しい落語家のしきたりを学ぶ。
メルボルン移住後は、難関テレビオーディション「オーストラリアズゴットタレント」で準決勝進出するなど、現地メディアにも多数出演し、豪華客船出演など、老若男女国籍を問わない芸で世界を舞台に活動中。
 AmazonプライムビデオUK&USにて、笑子のソローショー”Absolutely Normal” 配信中。

 海外での活躍の様子は、NHK、読売テレビ、テレビ東京などで特集される。

 ロバートデニーロさんで有名な、アクターズスタジオ/ニューヨークのメソッドアクティングをメルボルンアクターズラブで学び、女優としても活動している。

puppets

Sushi Master

Sushi Master is a happy widower who runs a sushi cafe. He dreams of being awarded a Michelin Start but is too innovative to get any award or even customers. He loves to make jokes which are sometimes very funny and sometimes too bad so it makes us laugh! 

Ninja Ken

Ninja Ken has many unuseful Ninja skills! All he wants to do is save the world! He tells you his Ninja secrets in his YouTube programs.

Hello Kitty

Former Hollywood star Hello Kitty dreams of walking on the red carpet again. She is a Disco queen! But she has tender heart. and has just recovered from a relationship breakdown.

Q the Angel

Q the Angel is a Baby angel who wants to have attention. He has a motivational and wellbeing program with Showko “100 days to be a star!” He gives you alternative angel advice.

Johnny the Koala

After he lost his house form the bushfire, he became an enteripuner and became the most succeseful
Koala!

Cucumber Sushi Monster

It is vegan and has two faces.
If you don’t finish eating cucumber sushi it will come and eat you up instead. It’s very dangerous! Watch out!